Hello ChessMood Family!
Welcome to the Best Games of May contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in May.
The Prize fund is 650K Moodcoins which is equal to 650$.
The 1st prize - 200k
The 2nd prize -150k
The 3rd prize- 120k
The 4th prize - 100k
The 5th prize - 75k
The winners of April's contest are:
1st place - Keok Woltek
2nd place- Dark Lord
3rd place - Abhi Yadav
4rd place- Fahad Rahman
5th place - Sriram M
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
Hey to all chessmood family, i just want to share with you some of my homework since one month on working with the courses, I want to recognize that my english writting is not the best but Coach Avetik ask me to share with you all this training method to improve.
I just started training with chesstempo app, and playing more seriously on the web, i have a routine of hours per day with the clasical game and the repertoire plan that GM Avetik gave me when we start, so this is my litle progress that im proud to share.
Im so thankfull with the chessmood Family for being such good group of learning, and specially with GM Avetik that he is allways with the best wat to treat students.
I use Excell, chesstempo and play (not much playing because im starting the courses and its more studying) but taking serious the process, with discipline, effort and the best right mood i want better results with next months,
Im Heinichess in Lichess, and HeinichessPY, ill be glad to have new friends and play more games.
Hey ChessMood Family!
I have one good news, and I would like to hear your thoughts and recommendations.
We' are going to add two courses.
1. About planning in chess. How to find a correct plan? How to process it?
It will be around 14 sections, more than 20 hours!
2. About exchanging the pieces.
What are the reasons to exchange a piece? There are more than 20 reasons, like "Exchanging the defender", "Exchanging opponent's active piece", "Exchanging for square" and others.
Both will be big courses (more than 20 hours!)
Last months we have spent lots of time searching for material and finding the best examples.
You'll be amazed by the courses...
Now I need your thoughts. How to name the courses? :)
Something like "Art of Exchanging" or "Art of Planning in chess?"
Maybe Science of ...
What do you think?
Your thoughts are very valuable to us.
Just share them :)
Help, please :)
One of my students uses Mac.
On which software can he open the PGN file them I send him?
I try lichess, but there is some bug, very often when I try to upload the files it says error bla, bla, bla...
What other software do you use for Mac?
Thanks in advance!
Guys do you ever noticed that during you watch courses you hear some sound of racing car behind the voice of coach?
I heard it several times. It's funny .
I love bikes and cars too but due to my eyesight I can't drive vehicle well!
My top speed is 85 kmph and normal speed now is 50 kmph.
hello GM Avetik! the blog button on the top of the screen , there is not new written in yellow as it used to be. while, on the other hand, when you scroll down as much as you can at the bottom of the screen the blue space where everything is written like copyright, Etc. you should remove the yellow coloured new from next to the blog button too
I am happy to tell you, that we are uploading a NEW course - Czech Pirc.
We have analyzed many ways to play against it, and now we'll show you the strongest one, which is at the same time very easy to learn.
The first two sections are uploaded.
The rest are coming soon.
If you have any questions related to this course, feel free to ask.
I've found some practical problems in developing/maintaining the pgn files (actually .cbv chessbase files) and wondered how others manage this.
So I start with a database I call "1.e4 repertoire" and create a game in it called "Sicilian". I go through the videos, once just listening and then I go though it more slowly, adding the moves, variations and comments. This game file includes alternative moves for white, and also the errors that white makes. It includes arrows, evaluations, highlighted squares etc. This is intended as a permanent detailed file, including copied in GM games etc.
Then I copy the game to my "White Repertoire" database which I store on the chessbase cloud. Now, I want to upload it to the chessbase web app "My Games", and create the file that helps me drill the lines using the Chessbase Openings app. For the app to work well, I have found that I need to:
1. Where Avetik has given a choice, I need to choose which line I prefer and delete the other, otherwise the drill app seems to get confused
2. Delete the lines that showed what white should NOT play, otherwise the drill app will include them (I don't want to be sitting in a game and trying to remember whether that line I remember was the one to play or not to play!)
3. Shorten the lines down to the core moves, otherwise I will be drilling lines down to move 40 or so, which is an impossibility for the human brain.
4. Make sure there are no "hanging" black moves - each line needs to finish on a clinching white move.
4. Mark the lines with a "my move" mark so I will be drilled on them.
And then...…. Avetik adds some new videos, or I want to go back and view the advanced material and add it to my databases, or I play a game and find I want to add a new line to counter what my opponent played.
Firstly, it is really hard to identify which videos are new since I made the original .cbv file. Avetik, any way to better identify such new material, so when we come back to that opening a month later we can see what is new and what we have to cover? And secondly, moving new variations through that whole process above causes me incredible brain pain. It is just impossible to follow each through. It seems to me that there is benefit in having 2 files (one that is complete as a reference for the detailed material, and one that is stripped down for using the drilling app) that stay synchronised as I cover new material, but doing so is doing my head in.
What do you guys do? How can I simplify the process to make it more manageable, but still retain the goal of having a detailed file, and a drilling file?